State health officials Monday launched a new online tool that will let patients and their families compare the costs and results of health care at hospitals across the state.

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AZ Hospital Compare is managed by the Arizona Health Services Department and became accessible Monday morning. The searchable database will allow patients to compare the costs of specific care types like a knee replacement at hospitals in their area.

They also will be able to compare and review discharge rates and get a quality indicator score. The site uses federal and state data.